ISO17799, ISO 17799, ISO, 17799

ISO 17799 Security Standard:
ISO17799 Compliance & Positioning


ISO 17799 is the most widely recognised security standard. It is based upon BS7799, which was last published in May 1999, an edition which itself included many enhancements and improvements on previous versions. The first version of ISO 17799 was published in December 2000.

ISO17799 is comprehensive in its coverage of security issues. It contains a substantial number of control requirements, some extremely complex. Compliance with ISO 17799, or indeed any detailed security standard, is therefore a far from trivial task, even for the most security conscious of organizations. Certification can be even more daunting.

It is recommended therefore that ISO 17799 is approached step by step. The best starting point is often an assessment of the current position, followed by identification of what changes are needed for ISO17799. From here, planning and implementation must be undertaken.

This web site is intended to assist in this process. The following pages will provide further information on the ISO 17799 standard, as well as suggesting a solution to help guide you to full compliance:

ISO17799, ISO 17799, ISO, 17799 What is ISO 17799?

A description and very good starting point.

ISO17799, ISO 17799, ISO, 17799 ISO17799 Compliance Strategy

How to approach the ISO17799 issue.

ISO17799, ISO 17799, ISO, 17799 A Proven Solution

Details of the COBRA methodology and tool (** including downloadable trial copy **).



ISO17799 resources Other ISO 17799 Resources & Tools

A number of resources and tools have emerged to ease the path to ISO 17799 compliance, including products for security risk analysis, ISO17799 gap analysis and the creation of compliant security policies. The standard itself can also be obtained.



Hopefully, the above pages will prove to be an invaluable source of information. If, however, you need any further assistance or advice with respect to any aspect of ISO17799, please do not hesitate to contact us.



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